I Want You to Look at My Prospects for the Future: Plants and I

Yayoi Kusama was born to a well-established conservative family that owned a seed nursery business. She spent her childhood surrounded by her family’s seed harvesting grounds. As a little girl, she often went out into the flower fields with her sketchbooks, developing her passion for drawing. For the artist, plants have been both beloved subjects and frightening figures, instilling fear through hallucinations and reflecting her state of mind.
This exhibition will showcase Kusama’s botanical-themed works alongside a variety of her self-portraits, spanning from her early artistic period to the present. Introducing how the artist has overcome obsession through her self-imagery and its alternative representations, the exhibition will offer an opportunity to experience the world of Kusama’s creation.


  • Period

  • Venue

    107 Bentencho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
  • Admission

    Adults 1,000yen
    under 18 600yen

    ※Yayoi Kusama Museum has no designated waiting area for visitors arriving before the admission time. Please refrain from coming to the museum before your admission time.
    All tickets must be purchased in advance online. Entry is timed and only valid for a specific 90 minute time-slot. Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be changed. Tickets go on sale at 10 am (Japan Time) on the first of each month for entry in the month after next (for example, tickets for December 1 through December 24 go on sale from October 1).

    For more details, visit the official site.

  • Closed days

    Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

  • Opening hours

    11:00〜17:30 ※Tickets are not available on the door
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